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Unformatted text preview: ategories what's admissible and what's not admissible. 405 dealing with methods, where you are allowed to show character acts by what method you are allowed to do it. 412, 413, 414, 415 different aspects of sex crimes; adopted by Congress Permits the introduction of character evidence against the defendant in sexual assault and child molestation cases. (413,414 = criminal cases. 415 = civil) 412 = rape shield law Rule 404: Character evidence; Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exceptions
We start with the first sentence a) evidence of a person's character or a trait of character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith EXCEPT: Character of Accused o Evidence of a pertinent trait of character offered by an accused, or by the prosecution to rebut the same, or if evidence of a trait of character of the alleged victim of crime is offered by an accused and admitted under Rule 404(a)(2), evidence of the same trait of character of the accused offered by the prosecution. Character of Alleged Victim o Evidence of a pertinent trait of character of the alleged victim of the crime offered by an accused, or by the prosecution to rebut the same, or evidence of a...
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